The impact of Lance Briggs being placed on injured reserve late Friday from the groin injury suffered in the win over Tampa Bay probably is considerably less than it might have
Earlier this month, Lance Briggs said what he's probably felt for quite some time, and which many observers assumed: That his Bears career would come to an end this year after 10 marvelous seasons
Lance Briggs spoke on his own show on CSN Tuesday night and admitted that the groin injury he suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may keep him out "a few weeks."
The Bears will face the Lions with only a handful of the defensive starters who lost twice to Detroit last season (Chris Conte, Tim Jennings, Stephen Paea).
Jordan Mills, out since the Green Bay game with a rib strain, is expected to be back at right tackle for the Detroit Lions game on Thursday.